We were so stoked when same-sex marriage was legalized in the U.S. Not just because it was so long overdue, but also because more weddings means more wedding ring shopping for us!
An article from us about wedding and engagement rings perfectly suited to same sex couples is long overdue. Stick around, because after we show you some gorgeous rings, we’ll bring up some things to consider when it comes to choosing a ring that’s perfect for you and your partner.
Many great designers specialize in creating the most beautiful rings for the LGBTQ+ community and this article features some of our faves. It wasn’t easy to choose and we really wanted to include them all, but here are a few we love!
*Note: We’d be remiss not to mention that all of the jewelry makers whose rings we featured here are super philanthropic! Each contributes to making the world a better place by sourcing materials responsibly and giving back to the community in various ways.
We encourage you to visit each website to learn a little more about these extraordinary organizations. All we have to say is, hooray for the do-gooders out there trying to make the world a better place.
LGBTQ+ Wedding and Engagement Rings
No, it doesn’t have to be all about rainbow rings for your same sex wedding bands. Although we do have one rainbow sapphire in the list below! Ultimately, choose the wedding rings that you both love best!
1. Men’s Carved Branch – Gay Wedding Band
This ring looks beautiful in any metal with any stone, and we love that it’s possible to adjust the width of this ring for even further customization and comfort. Elegant and understated with a dash of bling. Perfect.
2. Modern Scaffolding Engagement Ring
Scaffolding rings are so cool and will take you from your engagement all the way to your nuptials and beyond!
You can choose the wedding ring you’ll eventually add to the scaffolding to mix it up or to match. Switch up metals or add a plain band for an eternity ring, and you’ve got a unique combo, just like you and your true love. D’awwwww.
3. Amsterdam Comfort Wedding Band
Show off your pride with this radiant rainbow ring! We think the shine of sterling silver showcases the rainbow sapphires so beautifully. It’s the perfect ring for someone happy to stand out loud and proud.
4. Triangle Wedding Ring With Diamonds In Cobalt
This gorgeous platinum ring adorned with a triangle design is simple, and the white diamond accent looks so sophisticated.
5. Iapis Engagement Ring
Holy cannoli, this 14K white gold sculptured ring is so graceful! The fluid lines and bold stripes are a fantastic combination. We’ve seen a lot of rings, but this one manages to capture all kinds of adjectives with its gorgeous design. Don’t forget simple and contemporary.
6. Triangle Waves Wedding Band
by My Halo Ring
We’ve written about all the things that make silicone a fabulous choice when it comes to the material for a same sex ring. And we love this colorful and classic rainbow design!
7. Branchus Engagement Ring
Here’s another example of Equalli’s ability to create an asymmetric ring that’ll knock your socks off. The two-tone 14K white and yellow gold and sparkle of three delicate diamonds make this ring one-of-a-kind. Also, the diamonds remind us of a constellation—bonus points.
8. Diamond Side Mokume Engagement Ring
Mokume Gane is said to have been first created three hundred(ish) years ago in Japan to adorn sword hilts. Cool, right?. It’s a process where non-ferrous metal sheets are stacked and then fused through pressure and heat.
The result is a gorgeous, laminated metal with unique wood-grained patterns. Different color combinations and different patterns display within each ring, making each piece unique.
We wanted to explain how the heck Krikawa got the amazing patterns in this Mokume wedding ring because it does stand apart. The row of baguette diamonds skimming the band creates a beautiful contrast and puts the spotlight perfectly on the center stone. Love it.
9. Mokume Diamond Infinity Wedding Band
The pear-shaped diamonds set in the infinity symbol are delightfully twinkly; you’ll rake in the compliments with this one! And the trademark Mokume swirl brings it all together.
This ring is customizable in so many ways. Choose your band metal, infinity symbol metal, Mokume type, and gemstone. The possibilities are endless!
Choosing A Wedding Ring That Fits Your Love Perfectly
Shopping for same sex wedding rings is exciting and fun, but there can be some stress involved as well. After all, this is it. This is the ring you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life, so you’d better get it right from the start, right?
No sweat! There are just a few questions to consider and some things to factor in when it comes to choosing your rings, and you’ll find the perfect ring.
What kind of lifestyle do you lead?
Are you and/or your partner active? Do you play sports or work with your hands? If so, you’ll want to look for a ring that is comfortable and sturdy enough to stand up to whatever you throw at it.
Are you an individualist and want to show off your style? In that case, there are many showstopping rings for turning heads that’ll reflect your uniqueness.
Regardless of your lifestyle, if you can’t seem to find that Goldilocks ring that’s just right, it’s worth looking into having your ring(s) custom-made. You can pick and choose the design of your ring to your preferences, and any of the jewelry artists we’ve included on our list will be more than happy to work with you!
Are you choosing your rings together?
If you are gifting the ring along with a “Will you marry me?” question, consider whether you’d like your rings to match. Again, there’s always the option of customization, but there are plenty of gorgeous paired sets available to fit you both.
Do you want to feature gemstones in your ring?
To bling or not to bling? That is the question. If so, does it need to be a diamond, or would another gemstone with special significance be better?
It’s a new dawn, people. The days of the diamond are diminishing. (Like the alliteration? Thanks.)
Although they’re certainly still beautiful, the days of the solitaire are numbered too. Gemstones can be incorporated so creatively into all kinds of settings, and it’s worth exploring some of the unique designs out there that feature gemstones.
Leaning toward the masculine?
It’s all about what reflects your style. Are you all about an argyle sweater vest and prefer to stay preppy? T-shirt and jeans? Are you always on top of the latest style trends? Somewhere in-between?
Whatever the case, the diverse selection of wedding and engagement rings designed for the LGBTQ+ community practically guarantees you can find a ring to complement you.
Even though they can be changed and tailored to fit your preferences, consider the fact that a lot of masculine bands are designed to be relatively boxy and wide. While fashionable, a flat-fit, wide band can be uncomfortable if you don’t have the long fingers for it.
They’re also not particularly optimal for stacking. Consider the fit if you’re wearing an engagement ring as well. Some people opt to wear an engagement ring and a wide wedding band on different hands or different fingers.
Want something decidedly feminine?
Surprise! Again, what you choose will have everything to do with your personal style. If you’re not a flashy person, a pretty-yet-simple band can glow just as beautifully as an eternity ring full of diamonds. Or you could have both, the world’s your oyster.
If you opt for a more traditional setting with a gemstone, keep in mind that it may require some maintenance. Most reputable jewelers offer cleaning and care for the life of your ring (which is forever, of course).
Whether you’ve already proposed and you’re shopping for rings together, or you’re shopping to propose, we celebrate you!
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. So go forth and eat cake, drink something sparkly, dance, and share your love proudly!
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